The Connoisseur brand is a progressive, homegrown brand. They’re also very good friends of ours. Born out of the 1990s casual scene, they initially built up quite a following with their ace t-shirts. Using that early success to fuel further developments the last couple of years has seen more success with their range of ‘Weir’ bobble hats and ‘Beat a Storm’ cagoule both selling out within hours of going on sale. The hats in particular still fetch mental money on ebay.
With future plans including what they call a “proper substantial outdoor parka” and more knitwear and accessories they’re definitely one to watch.
The natural progression for the brand was this range of premium shirts. Made within the EU and designed with the aim of being fit for all seasons, each shirt is made for a slightly tailored yet flattering fit, so good for those who like a pie and a pint but nowhere near big lad territory. They’re designed to suit most people.
Manufactured to strict limited quantities at no compromise on quality and detail.
Available from casualco.com from this Friday they will be priced at £74 and £70.
The Union shirt, a classic workwear inspired heavy chambray shirt with utility pockets, elbow patches and fine detailing. Inspiration has been taken from plenty of sources – the tailored fit from contemporary brands, jetted coin pocket usually seen on bespoke suits or trousers, the chinstrap collar from classic workshirts of old to the darted cuffs of a mountain parka.
The Dexys shirt, a timeless shirt for all occasions, the classic gingham check comes in purple, inspired by a mod influence where it’s name is derived ‘Purple Hearts’, the shirt features a smaller two inch button down collar. three discreet pockets with continuous check and curved theme. The Dexys shirt also features a two button cuff with contrast button detail, the option of two contrasting coloured top buttons and subtle branding on the inner placket.
The Seaton shirt, this shirt takes it’s name from Arthur Seaton, the man who lived for the weekend, played by Albert Finney in Saturday Night Sunday Morning in 1960s British new wave drama. This is our weekend shirt. Smart but trendy it’s made from a woven cotton with the same cut as the Dexys shirt. Features a smaller two inch button down collar. three curved pockets with continuous check – including small ‘Zippo’ pocket.
Also included a two button cuff with contrast button detail, the option of two contrasting coloured top buttons and subtle branding on the inner placket.